While Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood is easily one of the more desirable places to live in downtown Nashville, it’s also quickly becoming one of the more popular locations for luxury hotels as well. As construction for the exclusive 12-story, 224-room Thompson Nashville hotel reaches its final stages in The Gulch, plans for another luxury residential project are in the works for the 1.29-acre Griffin Plaza site, which could potentially include both a 200-unit residential tower along with a 250-room upscale hotel that reports are saying could use the ultra-luxury W hotel brand.
According to those same reports, developers are aiming to bring a world-class lodging brand to Nashville that doesn't currently exist, even despite being one of the most-visited cities in the country.
The project is a planned partnership between Corner Partnership and Chicago-based Magellan, and it appears that both towers will in fact be moving forward, but final details are still uncertain. The residential portion of the development could still be either condos or apartments, and nothing is finalized about which brand the hotel will ultimately be used.
But with a strong growth in Nashville’s hotel market and average daily room rates continuing to rise, the W hotel would certainly be a viable option, and one that seems to be inevitable at this point.